After a mostly-ugly first half, the Dallas Cowboys trail the 49ers 14-7 at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park at intermission.
Dallas’s offense looked to be in sync early, but after a string opening drive, Dallas’s Dan Bailey missed a 21-yard field goal attempt. It would be the closest either team would come to scoring in the first frame.
Early in the second quarter, a botched snap led to a broken play and, after the 49ers’ Alex Smith recovered the ball and took a shot at the end zone, a pass interference penalty on Dallas. Set up at the one-yard line, San Francisco’s Frank Gore punched it in to give the 49ers a 7-0 lead.
After a quick three-and-out from Dallas’s struggling offense, San Francisco took over at the Cowboys’ 48. Nine plays and a little over four minutes later, Smith hit Kyle Williams for a 12-yard touchdown pass, extending the lead to 14-0.
The Cowboys’ offense finally managed to put together a scoring drive with around two minutes remaining in the half, sprung by a timely offsides call on the 49ers. On the play after that, Tony Romo hit Miles Austin for a 53-yard catch-and-run for a score, to draw the deficit to 14-7, where we stand at half.
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